The Sant Francesc Boutique Hotel in Palma which has 42 rooms and suites is, rightly so, a member of the exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World association. Situated by the Sant Francesc Basilica, the historic mansion, which once belonged to the Mallorcan Alomar family, is today a luxury hotel after an extensive renovation and restoration.
Fresh flowers line the halls and corridors and exude their wonderful fragrance. The Hotel Director stops our tour of the hotel to give a few guests recommendations for places to visit in Palma. An equally warm welcome is given by the staff at breakfast – each guest is addressed personally, each one asked how they are.
The upscale dining at Quadrat Restaurant, the friendly and attentive service of the staff, the combination of modern design and Mallorcan tradition and the outstanding suites makes Hotel Sant Francesc one of the best boutique hotels of its class.
The hotel is situated in the heart of Palma’s Old Town on the Plaza Sant Francesc, next to the 13th century basilica of the same name. The Plaza Cort, the town hall square with the ancient olive tree and the cathedral are only a few steps away.
Relax & enjoy
Many quiet corners in Sant Francesc hotel are perfect for relaxing with a good book. Those who like the calm and special charm of a beautiful patio will appreciate the bar area whilst the rooftop terrace with pool is perfect for sun worshippers who can enjoy a refreshing dip, a cool drink and the view of the rooftops of Palma. Garden lovers, meanwhile, shouldn’t miss the lush growing terrace of the Restaurant Quadrat.
The hotel combines classic with modern elements, antiques with designer furniture, and traditional features have been preserved wherever possible – a successful combination which is also reflected in the rooms and suites.
The guest has 42 rooms and suites to choose from, ranging from 25 m² (superior room) to 60 m² (suite “La Torre” with 30 m² panoramic terrace). The rooms are bright and spacious with modern and comfortable amenities such as large televisions, king-size beds, Bluetooth speakers, mobile phone chargers, a coffee and tea station and a gourmet minibar stocked with local produce. Some of the rooms and suites face the quiet courtyard, some overlook the Plaza de Sant Francesc, others have a view on the garden and terrace of the Cuadrat restaurant. Some of the “privilege rooms” and the suites have a balcony or terrace, the standard double rooms do not. The bathrooms are minimalistic and have plenty of space and some of the rooms have a bathtub. Guests can enjoy quality care products from Heeley and fine bathrobes (Heeley perfumes are available in the Premium Suites). A nice detail that can be found in all rooms is The Sant Francesc Times which provides information on current events and tips for your stay.
The suites of the hotel are a feast for the eyes and stand out from the ordinary double rooms. The “Sant Francesc Suite”, a 60 m² room with a spacious salon boasts original and well-preserved fresco ceiling paintings. The suite “La Torre” spread across three floors has a viewing tower with 360°-Panorama on Palma.
Eat & drink
Hotel guests can look forward to having such a good restaurant as the Quadrat so near – a generous breakfast as well as Mediterranean cuisine is served here. On the rooftop terrace, guests can enjoy the finest sushi in the evenings.
Close to the hotel
If you like visiting churches there are three very special buildings nearby: the Basilica Sant Francesc, the Santa Eulalia Church dating from the 10th century and, of course, Palma’s cathedral, La Seu. For shopping, meanwhile, head to the area around Plazas Cort and Mayor; the Paseo del Borne and Jaime III boulevards with their many shops are also only a short walk away.
Good to know
The many creative photographs by Barbara Vidal which adorn the corridors and rooms depict the many changes which have occurred here during the renovation. In the Hotel Sant Francesc, great importance is given to art and all common areas, rooms and suites feature a tasteful array of outstanding works of art.
Why you should stay here
Beautiful art and design, friendly service and tranquil areas in which to relax and forget the world outside.
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